McHenry Kiwanis Event Information
McHenry Kiwanis presents their
Annual McHenry Shamrock Shuffle
powered by The McHenry Kiwanis Club of McHenry
5K Walk/Run starting at 8:00am
In Loving Memory of the Life and
Volunteerism of Robert J. Mortell
St. Baldrick Community Shave
Each year, the McHenry Kiwanis has had several members participate in the local event which in 2013 and 2014 were the largest St. Baldrick’s community shave events IN THE WORLD.
The members raise donations through friends and family along with a contribution from the club. This event fits nicely with the Kiwanis mission of “Serving the Children of the World” as the fundraiser benefits children’s cancer research.
The event in 2014 saw donations reach $241,783 and had over 800 participants.
For more information about this great event visit the McHenry St. Baldrick's website
Little Miss Peanut
Academic Achievement Award
Little Miss Peanut Contest is held in May of each year. 2019 Dates: May 13, 2019
Venue for Little Miss Peanut
3315 Pearl Street
McHenry, IL 60050
Registration form Below
For more info please call: 815-363-3366
Top Scholar Dinner Program for Middle School
The Kiwanis Club of McHenry honors the top scholars of the 8th grade classes in McHenry*. The students are chosen by their teachers for their academic excellence throughout their years in middle school. The Robert J. Mortell Memorial Top Scholar Dinner, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, is held in the Spring to honor these students with a special certificate. Their families, school personnel, Kiwanis club members, and members of the Mortell family are also invited to attend this special event. These students are also recognized during their graduation ceremony.
*in McHenry, including Parkland School, McHenry Middle School and Montini Catholic School.
Movie in the Park
The Soap Box Derby is a day long event. There will be hotdogs, hamburgers and snacks available throughout the day. The race is a fun-filled, exciting event for the entire family. Visit the Soapbox website for registration, sponsorship information and race dates and times. www.mchenrysoapbox.com
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Where: Our race is held on Waukegan Rd in McHenry and runs west to east crossing Green Street and finishing in front of the McHenry East Campus High School parking lot. Visit the McHenry Kiwanis Soapbox Derby Website for exciting results and photos.
Highlights of The Soapbox Derby 2017
Big Brothers/ Big Sisters
Picnic in the Park
In early August each year we provide and grill hamburgers, brats and hot dogs for Big Brothers Big Sisters family picnic. The location and date vary each year, but the picnic allows for the families of the Little Brothers/Sisters a chance to eat, play and interact with the “Bigs”. The families bring side dishes and desserts.
Kiwanis Peanut Day
You'll see McHenry Kiwanis out and about around town this month! Your small donation works wonders!!!
Caribbean Cookout is the largest fundraising event held by the Kiwanis Club of McHenry. Every year, several hundred people join us and grill mouth-watering delights while enjoying the excitement of several chances to win cash and prizes. There is a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, heads or tails, the “Big Board” event with $2,500 going to the winner, and many others! Click here for details and to download the flyer!